Identifier

MSS.6.316

Date

5-13-1864

Subjects

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Bruen, Luther Barnett--Correspondence

Notes

2 pages

Transcription

[1864] May 13th. 64 My Dear Wife: I wrote you this morning telling you how I was and what kind of a time I had had. A couple of hours afterwards the rebs began throwing shells at troops moving in our rear and also some in a piece of woods in our front. The fire was very hot and while I was hurrying up the men who were throwing up entrenchments a shell exploded near me and a piece struck me just under the cap of the left knee, making a wound about an inch deep and one and a half or two long. It will be tedious in getting well and may make my leg stiff -- I am not sure that it will but it may. Now, Dear, don't fret about me -- I am not much hurt and in good spirits, thinking I have got very cheaply compared with some others. Thine LBB May 13th 64

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